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to come and tell us what this is about. >> is there anyone from the code advisory committee here that could tell us what their discussion was? >> we did not ask for public comment yet. we asked if there is someone from code advisory. >> he is code advisory. >> my apologies. >> and actually on the disability subcommittee. we looked at it in a number of ways. this is creating another layer of bureaucracy. i do not really see why we have to go to the city, to the mayor's office to do that. you have another layer of bureaucracy, but also, we have had stuff go to the jobs, and they will wait forever to get a response from them. it is not like dbi where you can get the plan checked over the counter. when these go out in the field, they check for the correct dimensions here we as of this was really a necessary to be done. for every job to go in, we just feel it is unnecessary. >> good morning, commissioners. i'm also on the code advisory committee. there may not even be an interest from the mayor's office on disability in doing and receiving a packet, from what i understand, this seems
. there is a denial of our existence. i am asking if you can help us and work with us to guide society as a whole to recognize us as a people. our ancestors have participated in ceremonies and then within the city limits of in san francisco. we are asking to recognize these things and to allow us to continue to participate in these ceremonies. you know that our future generations can continue to participate in the ceremonies. that is what we're asking for here, for help. our tribe as a city entity can work together to. recognition for our people. we can work on being a part of this society and being a part of the way of life in which we live. >> i am here to let you all know that we have been participating in ceremonies since before my time. to let you guys buying no -- guys know that you can work with us and to have respect for ourselves and give us the opportunity to show the people in the communities that we are still here and we are not going anywhere. and to give us some space and time to show the community that we are still here and to show the future generations to come and we are still wi
from them. had that been presented to us, it might have changed things. >> thank you. i see no more speakers. public comment is closed. commissioner? >> one of my questions is for clarification and i wish there was someone from the industry here, we are talking about banning a process, not a product. there are a lot of ways to the same product on the roof and what we are saying, i think, is banning the use of open porches as a method of using the asphalt shingles on the rue. and there are other ways of doing that. if someone could clarify that? there has been a lot of back- and-forth about a process and i think that that is a little bit of a difference. i just wanted to clarify. >> i can clarify with my understanding, the asphalt top of the roof is the same on each. there's one set of rules that would have it on the torch and another side that you would with a hot glue on. there are different types of the same product. yes, it is the type that uses a propane torch melting it onto the roof that would be affected by the band. jolie of lying to combustible roofs. -- only applying to th
aim to hawaii and miss but that we aim to low and --. it would have been easy for us to have a goal of 50% recycling rate by 2020. a lot of states, a lot of cities across the state, that will be tow%8x4ç:vw1qs8mna ++%uq when you do that, you get people to organize that quality of imagination, where people in the private sector and public sector, using the entrepreneurial and innovative spirit coming up with new ideas and attitudes that may seem untoward or a little controversial or extreme at first, but suddenly, when you peel it back and look back two or three years, you go, "my gosh, that makes so much since." if you make a few mistakes in the process, but ultimately, you create a goal that is accomplished that becomes an example for other people and other cities to achieve with similar goals and accomplish similar efforts. we are really proud of our collective effort in san francisco and the people in a city that have stepped up. they mocked us a bit. i even was a little concerned about the composting requirement at first, but now i'm doing it. other folks are doing it, and it i
-- 250,000 people nationwide hired through this money. close to half are used -- youth, in fact. we started in may. we were one of the first on board. mayor newsom would go to the u.s. conference of mayors, and he would tell the we had this great program. my office kept getting calls. we have been talking to states and localities all over the country and really, due to the mayor's leadership, this 250,000 no. i think is largely attributed to that. robert miller, who is here, one of our early partners with jobs now, well over 150 employees -- 145 employees through jobs now. he will talk about that, but he will talk about this innovative online campaign he has got going to get this thing extended. robert miller. >> i'm director of veterinary archives, and i want to thank mayor newsom for having the fortitude, the foresight, and the temerity to stay with a program for the very beginning -- since the very beginning. he took a chance on main street. we want to take that chance on government. our first higher was in june 2009, and our last was yesterday, the last day before the door close
. by law, we are required to use the state code, and we are given authority to amend it based on local conditions, climate, topography. we have done this many times over the years. excuse me come up to 1984, we had our own code. since that time, we have had to take state coach, and by law, we have six months to make local changes and bring them toward to have an effective date of colon with the federal code. in doing your code update every cycle, we develop a code of cycle adoption plan, schedule, and i will point out, we are always on a tight timeframe because the city only gives us six months to make changes. that might be ample time for other jurisdictions, but we have to take the code to through the various subcommittees. i know some of you attended those hearings. we then had in-house staff comment, review, analysis, we have to bring it to the full board, mayor, mandatory 30-day waits -- so we are just always on a tight time frame. of course, the code never comes out early from the state. it always comes out exactly on time or blight, as it was this year. with that preface, we hav
, which is really developed for another use, but we are required to adopt and use the california residential code. what we did is go through the california residential code and once again look at what provisions were you there more restrictive than the regular code -- and believe it or not, there were some -- and ones that were more specific. for example, all new residential buildings must have spiked -- fire sprinklers. that is not in the regular california code. we have to bring that provision forward. it has an exemption for alterations and additions. those are some of the things we had to go through. we took all those elements that we come were more restrictive and put them into the regular san francisco building code with a key that says that it is from the presidential code. -- residential code. we were concerned about having two separate codes, builders would have to carry two separate code books, engineers would have to understand two different codes. the regular california code standard for fire, protection, the egress, for all buildings in the city, so that we do not ha
else besides the police department. this guy could not be used at anything, and he is the chief witness against me, and it is all personal. >> you had these findings sent to you? you have a copy? >> yes, sir. >> " what letter. -- what letter? >> they said 3 minutes. they said it was a proper venue, we had three minutes. if you want something in writing, we will give you something in writing. commissioner garcia: we still have to vote. >> is there not an opportunity to submit -- to submit written response to the findings? >> there is an opportunity. we asked both sides to review them and let us know if there are any errors or corrections, or opinions they have about it. there is no limitation to a three-minute rebuttal. we don't allow the parties to submit additional briefing to the board, but we try and correct any mistakes and get all the information from the parties before we provide them to you. if there are any problems, we can review them. >> in response to this particular set of findings, the received any comments? >> i did receive a comment, and he says that he did not agree with
for a new conditional use program. >> i agree with the appellant, this is about the merits -- not about the merits. the appellant has talking -- is talking about a conditional use. this is the release of a suspension request. the original letter was issued in december of 2009. we have worked with the sponsor to address all of the issues. they have demonstrated that they have deep preservation. they have that architect from board. they have dealt with these issues that they have identified. we need to talk at the project history and we will develop on this further and provide more details. the letter was not issued until february 12th of 2007. the planning department of prove to the building permit application and the building permits issued to the project engine. throughout this process, there were never any appeals filed by this project. this is not really about the merits of but project. we have three years to to contain the use, this is the sony in the traders to apply reasonable standards. the conditions of approval or three years. there were several delays and they were reasonable.
and excluding items would have been considered by a board committee. speaker is using translation assistance will be given twice the amount please remove the document when the screen should remove to live coverage of the meeting. >> each speaker shall have up to two minutes. >> [speaking foreign language] ladies and gentlemen, i am here to tell everyone of you good luck, tomorrow is the the beginning of the four weeks or you will be running away from us. when you come after four weeks, you will be relaxed tomorrow is the beginning of the holy ramadan for the muslim people are would like to say to every muslim that lives here, happy ramadan. tomorrow, many of us will be passed -- the fasting. that is our religion. but like to present my city, of my country, the people that i loved and you are one of them. i worry about you. you worry about me, i'd worry about you. i never feel that i am different. i never feel that i'm different than any supervisor because i believe we are family and we are family. god bless you and bless everyone. take care. >> good afternoon, supervisors do not except money
recycling at home and use these bins you see behind me. i do not want this to become a psa for our recycling efforts, although that is always good, and remember, it is the kids teaching the adults, which is always good. but this is good for the environment, good for the economy, and a san francisco can do this, cities across california and cities across america can do this. i will remind you of the great line by michelangelo, who said that the biggest risk is not that we aim to hawaii and miss but that we aim to low and --. it would have been easy for us to have a goal of 50% recycling rate by 2020. a lot of states, a lot of cities across the state, that will be tow%8x4ç:vw1qs8mna ++%uq when you do that, you get people to organize that quality of imagination, where people in the private sector and public sector, using the entrepreneurial and innovative spirit coming up with new ideas and attitudes that may seem untoward or a little controversial or extreme at first, but suddenly, when you peel it back and look back two or three years, you go, "my gosh, that makes so much since." if you make
act to extend a grant in the amount of approximately $470,000 from the u.s. environmental protection agency and the cesar chavez a sewer improvement system. >> this resolution is adopted. >> item 12, resolution adopting the fire department to enter into a 10-year agreement with presidio trust to provide fire and emergency services. >> same house, same call? the resolution is adopted. >> item 13, resolution adopting -- authorizing the fire department to enter into a 10- year agreement with the national park service to provide fire and emergency medical services to national park service managed areas within san francisco. >> this is adopted. >> item 13 -- 14, the hiring of permanent career severely and federal firefighters displaced by the closure of the national park service fire station in presidio. >> this resolution is adopted. >> item 15, ordinance amending the planning code to allow new full-service and small self- service restaurants with a conditional use authorization to permit some said especially for the establishment as the right and to prohibit all large fast- food astonis
, or other electronic devices. please refrain from flash photography. please stand and join us in the pledge of allegiance. >> i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. >> thank you, ladies and gentlemen. please now direct your attention to the roll call of the police commission. commission president joe marshall? president marshall: present. >> commission vice-president, mazzucco? vice president mazzucco: present. commissioner chan: present. commissioner kingsley: present. >> thank you, commissioners. also see it with the commission is the assistant chief of police. mr. president, you have a quorum. president marshall: thank you, lieutenant. this is a regular meeting for the san francisco police commission, wednesday, september 1. let's call item no. 1 and get that out of the way. lieutenant reilly: item 1 is approval of the minutes, for the regular meetings may 12 and may 19, 2010. president marshall: commissioners, in your packet you have the meeting minutes
phase. do you care to use it? >> michael levinson. i will probably use less than a minute. i want to show you the project was completed by the architect. in the upper floor changes the type of the building. at that point, it was a beautiful building in our neighborhood. then they declined our right to accept this project and returned to the original one. i hope the commissioners will look at this project, at the architectural redundancy of the project. by the way, the privacy issue -- they are building the house 5 feet from the property line. my house is sitting basically on the property line. the privacy issue is distance. vice president goh: i have a question, if you would not mind putting those drawings into the record. i am not clear how moving this forward, moving the top floor forward, helps you. could you explain that? >> yes. it is moved toward miralamoarom my building, which is located here, this window at least will be facing my building and not facing my backyard, which is in this area. it will make a really big difference. vice president goh: moving in backward? >> mov
. later, he learned about other issues, like the conditional use permit. i think, looking at chinatown today, where it has deteriorated, and where it is going, unfortunately in the next years and the next decades, we have to be as commissioners and the citizens, as chinatown residents, we have to be very vigilant about how our buildings and architecture are protected and preserved for future generations most chinatowns in the united states have disappeared. this chinatown is very famous and very much needs to be preserved for future generations of chinese-americans. thank you. president peterson: thank you. is there another speaker? please step forward. >> hi, my name is sonya, and i am a student, and today i would like to speak for -- commissioner garcia: you can move the microphone. >> thank you, i like to represent the future generations that will come and live and work in this chinatown community, to express support for this project. like the appellant and other preservationists friends here, i have an appreciation for the architectural heritage and historical values of places like
that we use those dates in lieu of meeting with the entertainment commission and some of the several disciplinary matters we have at the end of the road. >president marshall: are their disciplinary matters coming up that we can resolve on that last week of the month? we like to take a bunch of things -- he is telling us that they're coming up, so let's calendar them as much as possible. all right, then that concludes my report. commissioners, do you have anything? >> we have one last matter, the patrol special, i see him in the audience. >> good evening, commissioners. >> the beginning of last month, is he also a patrol officer? the documents and paperwork have all been filed with the secretary of the police commission? they have not. >> that is up to the sergeant. i don't know what is the holdup. i did not submit it. ray has to submit all the documents. it is out of my hands now. >> you no longer are on the beat. you're not collecting any fees or royalties? >> no. >>, do they sell for? >> $20. >> 20 bucks? >> i would say free, but there is some consideration. >> i appreciate it. >>
be a fun and free recreational use of the district. i want to thank the generosity of the laborers' union. there has been significant public conversation that i've reached done with the rest of this issue. i do understand that there is a desire for more conversation and out reached. item 40. >> the resolution urging the city planning department and redevelopment agency to develop specific protocols for ongoing collaborations with the ohlone people and other native curbs for the redevelopment of candlestick point. super president chiu: visor maxwell. supervisor maxwell: let me thank the ohlone people for coming here. it has been an educational process to see you. this resolution calls for the increased participation of native american groups during the implementation of the candlestick point redevelopment project, which will unfold over the next 20-30 years. it builds on the strong commitment that the city has obligated itself and the project sponsor to. there are new general plan policies that speak to this issue. given the historical presence of the ohlone population in southeast san fra
. it is impossible to tell what areas of the city have patrol specials. by and large, you have a few that are using them in an active way, warehouse building, private homes. >> but a point of clarification, are they not acceptable or not available to certain other areas of the city and the business yes in those areas, because the beat is -- perhaps we don't know who opens the beat, but the person who does own the beat has just allowed it to become inactive. the special patrols that belong on the all-in-one beat can't provide services in a beat they don't own or what. >> they can share the beat, but it has to be authorized. >> by the beat owner? >> yes. >> if an area doesn't have an active beat or someone actively working in it, they can't call up an individual patrol special and ask them to come and be there person unless they have a guard card, and there are many other guard cards across the city. they can phone up and say, can you come and watch my building. can you stand guard at my a.t.m.? they can get the services, but not the ones labeling themselves patrol specialists. >> can we have an exac
and believe me, it will not happen again. i have not used to the city rationale that someone not under oath will lie. i hope you notice when other city employees are not taking the oath and meet them with skepticism. i appreciated it president peterson's concern about the lack of counsel, from the presentation and request for reconsideration. i think this may end up in court, and we would be willing to take any this statement i made under oath. and i don't believe it that i said anything other than what i had already said under oath in prior testimony at the time of the actual appeal. the reason i am here is because basically i viewed a lot of hearings and you can go listen to these on the sunshine ordnance task force website. those are the statements i made, i don't think they are in any way false, and i will be using them to talk about this issue. one of the things you have to understand in cases of abuse, it is usually a crime of power. as an individual citizen against the city agency, who will have the power? the city agency. a main concern was that this board made the decision not to g
that message out to them. i would in courage using multiple ways to get the news to folks. >> i want to thank you again, along with staff. i take pride in being part of the commission where we were ahead of the curved to pass the greenest building code in the country, and along with that, progressive ideas will continue to push forward these ideas in a way that everyone wants to catch up the performance curve for both residential and commercial buildings will be the leading edge for energy conservation. any closing comments? >> thank you very much. the action we are requesting is that you approve the code and for them to the board of supervisors. i think that is it. >> so approved. >> public comment? >> good morning, commissioners. [inaudible] this green coat sounds wonderful but we should always -- code sounds wonderful but we should always remember in this progress of endeavor, we need justice, it needs to be clear. we need to have seminars in our neighborhoods, public hearings -- what do you call it when they get together in a big high school and are encouraged to learn more? also, we are
and the approval for the variance and conditional use is quantified as a reasonable amount of time. in looking at this and the project in the history and how we work with them to come to resolution, we think a reasonable amount of time is the time that it takes to get the project approved. we feel it's still complies with the time limitations of the planning code for conditional use. vice president goh: okay. i'm still able bet unclear. i know you addressed this earlier. why wouldn't product sponsor have been asked or required to have an extension, or whatever mechanism it would be? >> it could've been the determination of the staff working on the project at the time. they still had not cleared up the variance issue, it was still a project in motion, and we had not started the time clock then. the department work with the project sponsor at the time and to my knowledge have not requested they go back and obtain an extension of conditional use, because we were reviewing this project actively over those years and felt it was still consistent. vice president goh: when you mentioned the people in
were mesmerized, and no one more than us, that we could reach that goal because the incredible work that you see from the folks behind me and the imagination of recology. and then composting happen. first city in america to require composting. "san francisco's off the deep been. they have lost." we do not know why it did not happen before. the ban on plastic bags, and no one could shop again. we have shut the economy down. water bottles. now with composting, you have gone too far. "you mean, sir, that you will require me to take eggshells, and i have to put them where? the green, the blue, no, no, the green -- that is too much." san franciscans could never figure this out, and some actually went to my private garbage. reporters had a photograph taken of my garbage. it opened the lid. came down and visit me at home. there was a top of a water bottle in a green been, not the blue one. this is outrageous. the garbage police are next because they are going to find you. this is a way of generating money. of course, what we were ultimately generating was hysteria. now, we are here to cele
's sponsors objectives. the structure itself is a challenge. they're permitted uses a result of the market plan and are strictly residential. this is a commercial building, this is the plan. the two different buildings are also a step up the street and therefore it makes their levels difficult to deal with. the building themselves and corporate walls on shallow foundations and there are tresses which are actually at 11 feet. in the preservation alternative, and you you can see that this is difficult. we look at a steam that actually used the building and took out the back and actually removed the last 25% of the building and basically chopped the building up just to put units in front of it. the challenges are light and air that it produces but we did get 18 studio units, how none of which are the size to be a two- bedroom units. also accessibility is making this project difficult because we are trying not to do further damage to the exterior. in the adaptive reuse scenario, we actually look that keeping the front and two side walls of the building as much as we could. this permitted us to
of this report, and frankly the report has a lot of issues. maybe you have -- the rest of the -- the rest of us did not get this information until today. there is no mention of police reports, criminal cases resolved because of the specials involved. nothing about the lives that have been saved. they did a great job of covering all the negatives, but failed to see what we do right. we have exclusive right to patrol the streets. the law is on the books. we have asked over and over and over again. the police department refuses to even deal with that. so 1750 is a red herring, this ideas that we're getting an unfair advantage to patroling. that's not fair. any citizen can go to radio shack and buy a police scanner. the majority of security systems patroling have scanners in their cars. that is bogus. if you want to secure the channels, make it encrypted, and then we could have an issue there. you are broad casting it in public, not in digital format, anyone can listen to it over a trunking scanner. you talk about our uniform looking similar, if we are truly private, why is there a need to regulate
of the controllers office, and that's who we report to and work for in this study. so i appreciate you letting us make that pot point of plirks clarification. one of the other things under that bias and a notion that we didn't meet with community groups, we were working here in san francisco since july 2007. we actually exceeded the expectation of the city for the number of community meetings that we would go to, and in fact, we went to meetings in the middle of the night that citizens asked us to, and we went to community meetings all over the city. not the deppingt and -- not the depth and and breath that we did with the foot patrols. so that aside, the issue of monitoring. pause you have, all of you as volunteer commissioners, and then you have a limited staff, your monitoring is going to be a difficult task. we have seen the lack of compliance. while their new president said they are trying starting to keep scrimestats. that doesn't give you what you need foring principles. i think it is great that they have done it for individual clibets -- individual clients, but on the monitoring piece, un
with the other agencies, as i just referred to them, coordinate the stakeholders, including the use of our existing advisory committees, catalog the existing conditions, review the best practices from other waterfronts around the world, develop process for open spaces, develop standards for with finding, develop cost estimates and prioritization, and hopefully identify all the sources of funding to help us complete the projects, and what we have on the bottom is we just finished the second phase and concluded the third phase. we concluded the second phase with the third workshop in may. as part of covering the existing conditions, as a document, we wanted to review existing plans and policies that are in place. there are three categories along the blue green light. there are existing plans and policies that affect the entire system. there are existing plans and policies that were developed through neighborhood plans, and then, there are existing community plans that were developed throughout the length of the system, so we reviewed all of those documents, summarized all those elements that
of the structure, they would submit to us a structural engineering report showing what the emergency work for repair, mitigation of that condition, would need to be. there would need to have one of our engineering staff go and evaluate at the site based on the report. the permit would be issued based upon our engineering staff concurring with their engineer's report showing an unsafe foundation that would be grounds for possibly issuing an emergency order and a permit for the repair of the foundation. commissioner garcia: thank you. commissioner hwang: typically, what is the turnaround time for such a permit? >> if it is thought to be an emergency, we generally get our stuff out immediately upon receiving the report. it is usually the same day. vice president goh: would dbi consider making a site visit without the report from the engineer? if we could save on the expense of having to do that, if dbi could have a look -- we have heard allegations there is an unsafe situation. >> generally, and that is not how it works. vice president goh: it needs a report? >> we work based on what that re
them, free of charge, with the exception of the cost of their ammunition, to use your range, and your personnel are taking their time and resources to set up the training's and give the training to these patrol specials. however, you are doing this free of charge and you are doing it without oversight of day-to-day activities. again, the gap has been created, keeping you in that chain of liability. the other area that we looked at, because the patrol specials put out information to the public, through pamphlets and publications, and expresses quite often that patrol specials are free to the taxpayer. so there is not a tax burden on the citizenry, but in fact that is not correct. there is a position within the san francisco police department that is the liaison to the patrol specials. there is administrative time spent by the command staff and by the lieutenant for your liaison to the commission, as well as all the time that other city departments are placing on this. are very conservative number is not shocking, given the whole budget of the whole city, but it is the fact th
great step. and there are other ways that the city can use civilians. the government under justice has the volunteers in police services. that's been around since the 1990's, and that's a great service. the difference is, the police department enjoys the services of the volunteers, but then the police department can ask them to do certain things, which now you can't with the specials. commissioner dejesus: do you know how many reserve officers san francisco now has? is there a plan to increase reserves? >> i don't know the numbers now. i know there are been more added recently. i'm sure someone from the police department can help me out. >> 42. >> it is growing as time goes on, and as this gets to be more the norm, and now it is growing. we do recommend that it is more. there are a lot of great reasons to use police reserve officers. sometimes you get folks at the end of their career and maybe they want to retire. sometimes people retire and they come back and they spend some time being a reserve. it is also a great recruiting route to get young folks involved in policing. and as r
goes wrong at your establishment, call us. if something goes wrong here on the streets of san francisco that is of a nature that needs police attention, citizens should be directed to call police. somebody acting under your charge and under your direction and authority of the commission should not be asking citizens to not call the police. again, getting back to where they patrol, there has been a lot of discussion about community policing, a lot of community members. we asked for and the commission asked for as part of this the client list of the patrol specials. they would not give that willingly. not only would they not give the client list, they would not disclose what they made or when and where they worked or what activities they were doing. some complied and a minimal way and give us short lists. with those short lists, we not only went out on our own but took up the offer of some patrol specials to meet them at their clients' location and look around. because most of the public does not know what the patrol specials are, we wanted to share a few photographs with you. this is one
, with all of the legalese, i think she is now in agreement with us. going ahead and boarding up the window. ok, i am hoping a lawyer will confirm that, and if she and i are on the same side, we just have to worry about the people next door. how valid is their claim? they cannot see in the window. all i see is the air over their backyard. what privacy issues are involved, as you mentioned a few minutes ago? but, yes, the window is on the property line. that is for sure. there are 100,000 windows on the property line in san francisco. they are not retroactive to the 19th century or the 20th century. when i got my back door, like many others, i take a couple of steps, and i am touching the building next door. windows on the property line. my privacy, boo hoo, who cares? it has been 85 years that these houses have been next to each other. i mean, you know, if you think is a window out of the other 999,000 should be boarded up, ok. i assume we would have to move out. the bedroom would not be livable. we would have to have six months of renovation. i am not the property owners involved. i am is
already filed a complaint with the u.s. post office. i have been told to go to nancy pelosi's address. i put in a change of address july 5. i should have gotten this in the mail. i do not know what else to say about that. in regard to the timeline, i do not disagree with that, but the work has been completed. i do not think there is any question about the permit. >> thank you. any questions? >> so you are not contesting that you did the work, since 2002. i appreciate -- >> in 2002, it was my issue because we thought that we were correct. in 2004, we found out that was not the case. >> our department has been putting in a lot of work. >> my question is how much of that -- the way i understood what was said earlier this that all of this was put into getting this hearing. if there is a partial payment, i do not disagree that i did not get it done by a certain time line, but more hours were put in in the past three month that it now need to happen. my question is, it is it's still going to be $1 and dollars or will it be a portion thereof? -- $1,000 or will it be a portion thereof? i bought
us understand that the permit plans for the deck did not list the ladder and that was posted as a garage extension. i said that was because when we went to building, i had to go back to taking pictures and they told me i could not take down the garges because they had allowed a loft lying window next door. since they improve that, i told them that had nothing to do with that. i kept bringing them pictures showing them what i would do. consequently i paid $350 for a permit. i wrote in and buys citation notice, the information that was apparently approved by this commission of regarding the supervisors' request to have them taken off because they could be dangerous because a child had hurt themselves. they had been there three times to talk to the commission about this. she was nice enough to send me the information about today's hearing. thank you. >> did you receive a notice of violation from our department? >> in the traditional inspection they had my building listed as a rooming house. i do not know why. it is not a rooming house. >> [inaudible] >> i received a notice stati
in the use of my own property. the window cannot be used except as an emergency escape route, even though he has mentioned he is concerned about an earthquake, how he would get out. that is not my problem. the problem needs to be resolved in his own unit. there is no legal requirement to provide light and window. there is no authority about the contemplated work. this obtains a proper permit, and we came to an agreement. i even agree at that time that i would pay for half of the removal of the window as a good neighbor. the window above we stopped complaining about because it was much further above and not right into my bedroom. i do not think i am being unreasonable. i have a small house, much smaller than hers. my backyard is about three or four times the size of my house and slopes upward, and i walked out, and this is what i see, this window. it is an ugly thing to see. that is all i have to say, in a really appreciate your listening to me, -- and i really appreciate your listening to me, and i do not think any the derogatory comments should affect your decision, because they are simply
wanted us to catch them in the act. we did not have the available staff to respond at 3:00 in the afternoon that day. clearly, that is the judgment and somewhat of a policy. >> is there a way to have that as part of the public responsibility to participate by saying that if the violators are there at 3:00, at the end of the day can be held with documentation? >> to some extent, they hand. when other neighbors in the community have an issue, and it becomes more of a community issue, more attention is paid. often what i see in appeals hearings advisor, property owners will pay the reason why they could not comply. other property owners will say that they followed all of the rules, so in a way this is just a balance. as a commission or department, the public values in terms of what we want to enforce, strictly, it is a factor in how we do it. back to my original introduction of the phone call for why we are doing something, right now it has been a tough year because of the economic situation. fees have gone up. for a lot of people financially it is an overwhelming cycle we
to address the needs of all the apart -- all of the departments. using a less detailed method for assistance rather than downloading everyone here and having them on interface tracking basis with a planning system. many departments already have records stored in electronic formats but in different venues, so we would need an interface for each type. we do not want to bring them into one system right now where they exist on different servers. a different way of approaching it, but we have got it figured out. we have been working and planning, meeting twice a week on this. we met three or four times this week already. it will be about september 15 before we get it out to the agency, so we are hoping to put out by the end of the year. >> how long after acceptance and review of the bids before the award happens? >> it takes approximately one month to two months to go after the intense, we figured out, and then we go into negotiations with the proposed vendor, so it will be spring of next year before this is implemented. >> so, this will be part of the budget for the current year? >> no, we put n
need to maintain a fund balance, and it should not be used for anything other than repairs, but you hear anything from having six months of payroll, which is in the $16 million range, which, as we know, when we were in the $14 million range, of the money was siphoned off and used for other projects. it is really kind of -- i think the best thing we can do is continue to keep in mind and remind others that we are good stewards of our money and that we need to make sure that we are prepared and that we are self- sufficient. >> we also now have the support of the mayor's office, and there is a recovery initiative out there and recovery program that also directs departments to start looking toward what their department would need in the event of a catastrophic emergency, and controller's office is recommending certain fund balances, even in the general fund for a rainy day fund, and that is, from what i understand, at least six months of payroll. commissioner hechanova:, have a couple of questions. this much is the accounting semantics with the projected increase in revenue of $3.9 mill
no documents provided for us to review, we had no idea what this reflects. it is incomplete. there is no way to get a fix on exactly what is being done. vice president goh: so then i do have a question for the homeowners' representative. cars does not have the stamp. -- ours does not have the stamp. so it shows the garage, but to the left of that, it shows a game room. is that new? or was that part of -- >> it has not really changed from one place to another. what changed was the grade. it was so you could get windows on the ground floor. the floor plate has not changed. vice president goh: the fact that there is habitable space on the first floor is not new. >> there was for their before, but it was without windows. vice president goh: oh, i see. >> but by digging that out, all of a sudden, you have livable space, because in of windows. we have a retaining wall of up to 3 feet. windows on the rear. i think i have found that one of the mysteries of the drawings by the two engineers. which concerns me, because there was a discussion with the hoa and the project sponsor regarding the garage do
the governing body to inform who represents us. and that is there any public comment on new business? any other new business? >> item 13, public comment. >> i do have a bunch of speaker cards here. i will call them in the order that we received them. they all seem to be on the same topic, so will go through them. >> good afternoon. i'm here representing members of the family of a man who was murdered a few weeks ago. by way of introduction, let me say that i was a resident of the city and county of san francisco from mid-1979 through almost the rest of the century. i worked for southern pacific transportation right across the street for 14 years. in fact, i was on the seventh floor of october 17, 1989, when i was hanging on my desk, making sure i would not fall into the bay, when i watched our flag pole on top of this building bend over. i'm not so fond of the president of the board of directors of the calgary united for the directors. let me say at the outset that i'm not against people having fun. in my 20 years of residence in the city and county of san francisco, i kept more than one liquor
. he is an inspiration for all of us. i am sure he will continue to be even as he gets comfortable in his new role. we wish you all of the best. maybe we will find a reason to have a joint commission meeting at some point. >> i have enjoyed our time serving together for the last four years out of your 16. it offered a very kind act when i first came on board. we shared some time and a giants game. he gave me the way of the land. i thought that was very thoughtful. every time i mentioned to someone i am with the port commission, they say that it is mike hardeman's commission. you have been associated with the port and i expect that to continue for years to come. congratulations to you. we will miss you. i am sure you will do fantastic work over there as well. congratulations. [applause] >> commissioner, if i may? i am really sad that you are leaving. you were one of the first commissioner's the welcome to me here when i first got here. i really appreciate your support, help, and leadership drought years and looking out for us. thank you. i do have some last business for you before y
home will be directly behind where i live and where the linns live, and it was the two of us to ask for the appeal. i want to reiterate that the neighbors accepted the same permit, the same original plan we have said to go ahead with. we are very concerned every time we appear before the group we were given to understand that everything was going to be as the original plans. that was submitted and the permit was authorized. now, one week ago, i received again a new set6z;rj what i just said, i wanted to proceduretb with the original permit with the original play and that we approved on, and the response to our brief was totally other things, nothing to do with what our goal is, so i am asking the board if the9bda is to make sure that the plan the korea of approved, that the st. francis association has approved, actually gets built -- that the plan that we have approved. president peterson: thank you. >> good evening, commissionaires. my name is -- i am the one high your by the owner of the agent of record. -- i am the one high your by the owner, the aged of record. -- i am the one h
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